A sustainable approach to plastic challenge
We need to rethink the manufacturing concepts with a focus on new products derived from sustainable resources, responsible manufacturing processes and a conscious product-end of life, without harmful impact on the surrounding environment. Circular economy, synthetic and industrial biotechnology are our instruments to find a solution to this epochal change.
Bioplastics are biodegradable materials obtainable from renewable resources and can be used to reduce the problem of plastic waste which is suffocating the Planet and contaminating the environment.
Galatea Biotech Srl aims to drive the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy. Thanks to its innovative expertise and technology Galatea Bio Tech is at the moment mainly focused on fully biobased processing of polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastic.
Our technology meets the sustainable requirements on:
Renewable resources – enhancing wastes or byproducts of agroindustry and avoiding dedicated crops
Biotechnological process – exploiting synthetic biology to develop cell factories
Circular Bioprocess – optimized waste and byproducts management
Virtuous Bioplastic – fully biobased PLA without chemical step
End of life – fully biodegradable and compostable with zero environmental impact
“The circular economy gives us the opportunity to build a system that can run in the long term, and the time is right for it to reach scale”
(Ken Webster – Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
“PLA bioplastics will help meeting the rising demand for polymers while contributing to reducing end-of-life concerns”
(Valerie Goff – Total)
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(Henry Ford – Entrepreneur)
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